With her slender, cute beautiful figure, the actress, singer, and producer Selena Gomez is popularly known for her appearance in the Disney Channel television series, Wizards of Waverly Place as Alex Russo as well as her hit pop songs Same Old Love and Come & Get It.
Selena Gomez Bio
As the only beloved child of the ex-couple, Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Joel Gomez, Selena Marie Gomez as she’s legally known was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas in the United States of America. Because her parents were teenagers at the time of her birth, Selena was raised by her grandparents in order for her parents to focus on their education. Unfortunately, at age five, her parents got divorced resulting staying with her mom. Her family was faced with financial difficulties resulting in having her high school diploma through homeschooling.
She took a career in the entertainment industry in her teen years, that’s in 2002.
She started her career as an actress first appearing in the television series Barney & Friends as Gianna. Moving forward she appeared in the films Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody before eventually making her breakthrough in the series Wizards of Waverly Place, as Alex Russo. She subsequently appeared in the films like The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Spring Breakers, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
As a producer, Selena she’s formed the production company, July Moon productions and has executive produced the television series Living Undocumented, Only Murders in the Building, and 13 Reasons Why.
With her career as a singer, Selena released three albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down with Selena Gomez & the Scene band which all achieved commercial success.
She released her solo studio albums including Stars Dance, Revival, and Rare which were also successful.
She’s received several accolades for her good works including nominations for a Grammy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award.
Selena Gomez parents
When Selena was born, her parents, Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Joel Gomez, were both teenagers; a few years later, they divorced.
Selena now has two half-sisters and a stepbrother because they both remarried.
Selena’s parents have seen their daughter’s career soar from a child actor to a superstar nominated for Grammy and Emmy Awards.
Selena Gomez comes from a middle-class household in the American city of Grand Prairie, Texas. She is well-known to be of American descent and to practice Christianity.
Who is Ricardo Joel Gomez?
Ricardo Joel Gomez, also known as Rick Gomez, was born in Mexico and met Selena’s mom (then Amanda “Mandy” Corbett) in high school in Texas.
They were teenagers when Mandy got pregnant and gave birth to Selena on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, TX. Rick and Mandy got married after Selena was born, but the relationship wasn’t meant to be and they got divorced when Selena was 5 years old.
Rick was relatively absent from Selena’s life growing up and Mandy raised their daughter on her own. She told Harper’s Bazaar in 2013, “When I was seven, my dad would go to Hooters to watch [San Antonio] Spurs games, but he started noticing that when I would come, with my little pigtails, all the waitresses would be like, ‘Hey!’ So he ended up half spending time with me but with all those cute girls coming over. And that became our thing.”
Who is Amanda Dawn?
Her mother’s name is Amanda Dawn or Mandy Teefey, a former stage actress who now works as a private employee in a variety of positions.